Floorboard to foot peg conversion


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Floorboard to foot peg conversion

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Hello gentlemen and ladies too.
I'm brand new to this forum so be easy on me please. :) I saw a few older posts on this subject but didn't find exactly what I was looking for (haven't bothered to ask at a dealer either).
I've been thinking about doing away with the floor boards in favour of foot pegs. Just wondering if I can bolt a set of foot pegs directly on or if a conversion or bracket of some sort is required. Heel/toe shifter will have to come off also. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks.
Bike is an 83 aspencade btw.


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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

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The stock foot pegs will bolt directly on once you remove the floorboards, 80-83 should fit. The 83 had wider/flatter pegs than the earlier years. Depending on the brand of floorboards and heal/toe shifter you have you may already have the stock shifter on your bike. Can you post a pic of the left floorboard and shifter? 8-)
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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

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Thanks for the response. Here's a photo but it may be taken in too close. Since I mainly use the bike for commuting and not too much long distance I'm hoping to gain a few degrees of lean angle.
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Cool, I can see the stock gear shifter in place although it looks like it needs a new rubber. The heal/toe shifter just slips over the stock one.So you just need the pegs now. 8-)
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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

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Ok that's great thanks again for your help RoadRogue.
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Anything to help out another Canuck Winger, what city are you in?
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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

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Mr. Pickles,

I have a new set of pegs on the 83 that I will/can make you a deal on if you want to get rid of the boards.

let me know

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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

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Interesting, I just did this on my '82 Aspencade. The PO, the original owner, fitted floorboards, which I like, but the heel-toe shifter had a fair amount of play, mostly at the pin that joins the linkage to the shift lever. I contacted the PO, who (two years later) still had the pegs and some other stuff in a box, which he graciously gave to me. (Are Goldwing people not just the best? ;)

I put the original pegs and shift lever back on, and rode around Algonquin Park. After the trip, I concluded that I liked the boards much better, and put them back on. Good luck with whatever you go with.
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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

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Still seeking some boards and haven't had much luck at this point.
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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

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Thanks for the input profneil. You're right goldwing folks are the best :P and Algonquin park is great! I have not yet put pegs on the bike mainly due to the fact that very shortly after posting here fourth gear ground out on me rather unexpectedly. I dumped the oil and retopped it and I'm still driving the bike but deciding what to do with it- complete engine swap for $600-700 and one day or a tear and repair for several days at about half of that. I hate the idea of having a big down time in the peak of the season. :?
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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

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mtdavis72960 wrote:Still seeking some boards and haven't had much luck at this point.
I took the foot boards and shifter off of my 83 GW Interstate. I'll make you a heck of a deal if you want them.

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Re: Floorboard to foot peg conversion

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Hello,

I just bought 1983 GL1100 Aspencade and it came with the Markland floorboard and heel shifter thingy as well as a Markland brake pedal. Does any of you know of a way to get the stock pegs and brake lever? Or an aftermarket set that works the same?

I have been a sport/adventure rider my whole life and this floorboard contraption is killing me. It doesn't help that the bike is rough going from first to second and third to fourth, to the point that the heel shifter came off the shifter pedal when I was riding today. It was lots of fun riding the whole way home in second gear...

Ideally, I would put the pegs back on and get highway pegs for comfort. I got the bike for leisure riding with the wife or one of the kids, for commuting I'll stick to my Africa Twin.


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